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Thomson Reuters Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is quite good since they are very flexible with the working hours (in 474 reviews)

  • Flexible timings - You are not forced to spend 9Hrs if no work - you can work from home (in 92 reviews)


Cons
  • Doing this constantly has caused some serious loss of work-life balance as someone who cares (in 47 reviews)

  • But wait, that's not quite enough to keep those senior management bonuses coming (in 86 reviews)

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  1.  

    In House Security Officer at the Eagan Location

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    Former Employee - In House Security Officer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - In House Security Officer in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing Insurance Plan - Large campus - Bank Onsite - Caribou Coffee Onsite - Convenience store onsite - Library Onsite - Copy Center Onsite - Clean patrol vehicles - Columbia winter jacket, fleece, gloves, hat, and redwing boots all provided

    Cons

    mandatory overtime every week, horrible khaki colored uniform shirts,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not have outsourced the in house officers for a cheaper contract company. Should have managed the financial aspects of the department to ensure the company didn't outsource the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company up until the past 4-5 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Depends on the group or area you are in ... had great exposure and worked with others globally, learned a lot, large company which meant lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Continuous restructuring that now hits across almost every function and every business. Decisions for who is promoted does not appear to be based on those who contribute most or are the strongest performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the type of functions that are being outsourced; some make sense where others don't - the business will suffer as a result. Did anyone reach out to other companies that did this and are now bringing those same functions back from the 3rd party back in house again.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was like a bad marriage - Did not know how bad it was until you were gone.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I spent 14 years there. Had lots of room for promotions and growth until the Reuters purchase. Management was good at the time and understood the business and drove for success and everyone participated. Up until 2010, I was being promoted through the ranks as was some of my colleagues.

    Cons

    Everything is the 'blame game". Management would not take responsibility for failures for fear of being let go. Lots of layoffs across functions all the time. Outsourcing and reduction in benefits continued to take it's toll on morale. It was once enjoyable to go to work everyday, then it became a chore as vision, direction and leadership waned. Resource prioritization is an issue. Too many 'pet' projects by management that do not add value for the customer. Smaller business units are left to survive on older technology and competitors are realizing this.

    Best advice given to me by my boss "Get to know HR and Finance very well" - they made the decision on your career promotion/demotion or layoffs not your boss. Many times I heard your management had no idea of the changes and/or layoffs coming until it was too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming others for the poor decision making. Start realizing your assets are your people and best ideas are coming from not the management ranks but those who are customer facing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    lots of turmoil right now

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent co-workers, challenging work, very flexible working conditions, generous benefits, excellent way to gain. experience, good community champion

    Cons

    constant re-orgs, massive outsourcing, difficult to find a career path, really bad HR department, pay is under market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Minnesota Nice

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good suburban commuting location. Nice campus with services on site.

    Cons

    Benefits and wages are below average. Not enough restrooms to support that many people in the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce turnover in developer ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, provides challenging work, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Opportunities are few at the moment, goes through a lot of reorganizations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible schedule in within the global roles, decent benefits, big campus

    Cons

    very political, too much emphases on creating "beautiful" and "complex" presentations vs actually analyzing the information and moving forward with execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let where you fall on the hierarchy determine those you'll "allow" yourself to spend time getting know, hear what the worker bees have to say and what they see needs to happen for success and weigh it against what upper management sees. There are more ways to look at things than just by what upper management sees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Roll of the Dice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Good Pay compared to other sales positions. Good company benefits. Great front line employee culture, Nice Campus with nice amenities.

    Cons

    Good Sales Managers are afraid to go against Directors, and rightfully so. Directors are closed-minded and don’t promote innovation and change. All Senior Reps must watch their back but are great to work with and are very helpful. Unfortunately it’s all about making a number, no matter how you get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees and your customers with respect. Quit taking short-term gains vs. long term investments. Senior Management needs to be completely revamped. With a change in management there is a great opportunity to change the churn and burn culture, and promote honest and loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hate the person who thinks he "supervises" me

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice campus
    nothing else of value

    Cons

    not enough work
    incompetent and insecure supervisor
    constantly told to go home and come back next week because I dont have enough billable hours to stay (I'm employed but making no money)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire me or at least lay me off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Thomson Reuters

    Pros

    Exposure to the legal industry

    Cons

    Company going through transition creating a more volatile work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify and strive towards a more cohesive organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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